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Columbus - CMV<br>70 Night Cruise<br>Sydney to Tilbury (C06SY2)

Columbus - CMV
70 Night Cruise
Sydney to Tilbury (C06SY2)

Ship: Columbus - CMV
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departures:  25 February 2020
Duration: 70 Nights
Ports: Sydney - Australia, Hamilton Island, Yorkey's Knob, Madang, Yokohama, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ha Long Bay, Phu My, Sihanoukville Cambodia, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Klang, Penang, Colombo, Cochin, Mumbai, Safaga, Aqaba, Haifa, Piraeus (Athens), Gibraltar, Tilbury
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Sydney
Airport gateway (Departure) : London

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Ports

Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands. It is one of Australia's most sought after holiday destinations, white sandy beaches, displaying a myriad of marine life and world class gold courses. 

Yorkey's Knob

Madang

Yokohama

Yokohama is Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama remains popular among expats, has one of the world's largest chinatowns and preserves some former Western residences in the Yamate district.

Country
-  Japan
Distance from port to City -  5 km
Distance to Airport - 75km
Currency - Japanese Yen (JPY)

Places of Interest
Yamashita Park, Motomachi, Chinatown, Kannai, Sakuragi-cho, Minato

Tianjin

Tianjin is a famous historical city in northern China, not far from Beijing. The best known scenic and historical sites include Ning Garden, Tianhou Temple (Temple of Heavenly Empress), Dule Temple, The Great Wall at the Huangya Pass and the Mount Pan Scenic area.

Country - People's Republic of  China
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distancefrom Port to Airport - 45kms
Currency - Renminbi Yuan (RMB)

Places of Interest
Mount Pan Lookout, Ancient Culture Street, Yangliuqing Museum, Xikai Cathedral, Millenium Clock

Shanghai

For the past 15 years Shanghai has reawakened and regained its former glory as “The Paris of the East” in the 1920s and 30s. Its new skyscrapers seem to go up almost overnight, especially in the Pudong District, Shanghai's commericial center. And the air's electric with a sense of confidence and purpose.

Even the best museum, the Shanghai Museum, is but a decade old and already owns a collection of bronze that may well be the finest in the world. Still, there are a few more ancient sites worth your attention such as the pastoral, 16th century Yu Garden, an extraordinary maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions and bridges, encircled by an udulating dragon wall.

Country - China
Distance from port to City - 5kms
Distance from port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Chinese Yuan (CNY)

Places of Interest
The Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Gardens, Old Bazaar, Xintiandi, Shanghai Museum

Hong Kong

A city of great contrasts, Hong Kong presents a vivid and vibrant feast for the senses. You will find mirrored skyscrapers, luxurious shopping malls and colourful markets vying for your attention. Take a cruise in a Chinese junk for a unique insight into this city’s lifeblood – its bustling harbour. Head to Victoria Peak for unforgettable views of the city. Visit Aberdeen Fishing Village to learn more about one of Hong Kong’s thriving communities, its boat people. Admire elaborate temples and stroll serene Chinese-style gardens. Or simply indulge in some serious retail therapy!

Country - Hong Kong (China)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)

Places of Interest
Tsim Sha Tsui, The Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island, Po Lin Monastery

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Quảng Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. Halong bay is located in Northeastern, Vietnam and the bay stretches from Yen Hung district, pass Hạ Long city, Cam Pha town to Vân Don district, bodered on the south and southeast by Gulf of Tonkin, on the north by China and on the west and southwest by Cat Ba island. The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 isles.

Country - Vietnam
Distance from port to City - 0 Kms 
Distance to Airport
Currency - Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Places of Interest
The Kissing Rocks

Phu My

The port of Phu My is your gateway to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Sihanoukville Cambodia

Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Dry landing
Latitude: 10°37' N
Longitude: 103°31' E

The ship will berth at Sihanoukville to allow access to the World Heritage Listed temples of Angkor Wat. 

Source: www.orionexpeditions.com 

Laem Chabang

Laem Chabang is home to Thailand's largest port. It is approximately two hours south of Bangkok.

Singapore

This prosperous, ultra-modern city-state stills holds many surprises, sporting diverse cultures, world class hotels, street eateries and duty free. Explore cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Visit such attractions as the Jurong Bird Park and Sentosa Island. Or Simply head to Orchard Road for world-class shopping.

Country - Singapore
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Places of Interest
Sentosa Island, Little India, Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Orchard Road, Singapore Zoo

Port Klang

Air conditioning. Single beds that can be converted into double bed. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini bar. Safe. Size is approximately 16 sq.m.

Penang

Colombo

Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is a land of primeval jungles inhabited by leopards and elephants, wondrous ruins of the great civilizations of ages past, and a modern city. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, is where western technology meets the frenzy of a traditional Asian metropolis.

Country - Sri Lanka
Distance from port to City - 2kms
Distance from port to Airport - 2kms
Currency - Sri Lanka Rupees (LKR)

Places of Interest
National Museum, Pettah Bazaar

Cochin

Cochin (now known as Kochi) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is one of the principal seaports of the country.

Country - India
Distance from port to City - 1km
Distance from port to Airport - 1000kms
Currency - Indian Rupees (INR)

Places of Interest
Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum, Museum of Kerala, Mattancherry, Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Malayattoor, Cherai Beach

Mumbai

The financial capital and most populous city in India, Mumbai is a diverse, vibrant, multi-cultural, modern city teeming with crowds. Situated on the west coast of India, Mumbai is the capital ofthe state of Maharashtra and home to 20 million people.

Country: India

Currency:  Indian Rupee

Places of Interest: Manu Bhavan Museum,  Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Jijamata Udyan Zoo, Elepnata and Kanheri Caves

 

Safaga

Safaga was for many years a merchant port – now the town, with its wide azure bay, long sandy beaches and pretty islands, is a favourite sports destination in the Red Sea Riviera. Safaga is especially popular among windsurfers, and was the host of the 1993 Red Sea World Windsurfing Championships.

Country - Egypt
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 50kms
Currency - Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Places of Interest
Windsurfing in Safaga Bay

Aqaba

The waterway to the Red Sea - the commercial sea port of Aqaba (Al 'Aqabah) is the only outlet to the Hashimate Kingdom of Jordan, and is situated at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba. Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose-coloured desert to the North.

Country - Jordan
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Places of Interest
Aqaba Fort

Haifa

From this port on the slopes of Mt. Carmel travel to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. And visit the land of miracles--Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha.

Country - Israel
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Israeli Sheqel (NIS)

Places of Interest
Cave of Elijah, Stella Maris, Bahai World Centre

Piraeus (Athens)

Piraeus is located to the south of Athens. It is the capital of the Piraeus Prefecture and belongs to the Athens urban area. It was the port of the ancient city of Athens and it was chosen to serve as the modern port when Athens was re-founded in 1834. Piraeus remains one of the busiest shipping and industrial centres of the Mediterranean.

Country - Greece
Distance from port to City -
Distance to Airport
Currency - Euro Dollar (EUR)

Places of Interest
Greek Maritime Museum and Piraeus Archaeological Museum.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. Here you will find a mixture of ethnicity, with Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers making up the population. The famous Rock of Gibraltar is the reason why so many tourists flock to this part of the world

Country - Gibraltar
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 1kms
Currency - Gibraltar Pound (GIP)

Places of Interest
Rock of Gibraltar, Great Siege Tunnels, Ape's Den

Tilbury

London (Tilbury)

Take a trip up to London and get a bird's-eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum.

 

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and 2017 heralds our eighth year of operating cruises from a choice of 11 UK ports and our fifth year from Fremantle, Australia.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is part of the CMV Holdings London Travel & Leisure Group with offices in Purfleet, Essex, UK, Sydney, Australia, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA and Munich, Germany.  CMV is also a member of the prestigious global industry body, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association).

We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home away from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.  Our expanding fleet has currently five small-to medium ships: Astor, Magellan, Marco Polo, Astoria and debuting in June 2017, the Columbus.

With the Astor 2018 Season we will be offering long distance voyaging from London to Fremantle via Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide, including 13 itineraries that allow guests to explore Western Australia’s South West and Bali in Indonesia. Astor will visit Melbourne and Adelaide as well before returning to London via South Africa. The stylish Astor offers a great opportunity to experience the bygone halcyon days of long distance sea travel. This exquisite 620 passenger ocean liner represents a new era in premium style cruising.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages is delighted to have been honoured with nominations for the following travel industry awards:

  • Best Mainstream Cruise Line – Globe Travel Awards 2016
  • Best Specialist Cruise line including River – Globe Travel Awards 2015
  • Best Value for Money Cruise Line – Cruise International Magazine Awards 2015, 2016
  • Best Small Ship Cruise Line – British Travel Awards 2014. 2015
  • Favourite Cruise Line - Globe Travel Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Best ex-UK and Best value for money - Cool Cruises by Travel Weekly 2016
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line - Selling Travel, Agents Choice Awards 2016

And, awarded with the following:

  • Top 5 Small Ship for Entertainment – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Top 5 Mid-Size Ship for Shore Excursions – Cruise Critic 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line for Groups – Group Travel Organiser Awards 2016
  • Runner-up Best Ocean Cruise Line – Silver Travel Advisor Awards 2016

 

Ship info

Columbus - CMV

The impressive Columbus cruise ship joined the Cruise & Maritime fleet in June 2017. This splendid medium-sized cruise ship enjoys a sterling reputation on the British cruise market and will offer the same traditional cruising style that CMV is known for. Whether you are treating yourself to a mini cruise or embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime world cruise, travelling with Columbus is sure to create memories.

Combining spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, this ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences. You will never be short of amusement aboard this ship cruise, as our Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and renowned guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!

However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style cruising lines built today. The spacious surroundings on-board mean that you’ll always find a quiet retreat where you can put your feet up and simply take in the ocean views. Whether you choose to seek sanctuary with a good book in the library, get creative in the new Crafter’s Studio, get energised at the fully-equipped gym or unwind with a relaxing massage, ‘me-time’ doesn’t get better than this.

At 63,786 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage), with a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose-built for deep sea ocean cruising, which we believe makes it ideally suited to the type of exciting scenic cruise programme we operate. She underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and will be upgraded further before the start of her Cruise and Maritime fleet maiden season.

Columbus has 775 passenger cabins including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites, which have been specially designed for our customers who have been requesting more balcony accommodation. Following the successful trial on board Magellan, 150 cabins will also be allocated for solo cruisers as we recognise the needs of single travellers. Each cabin is fitted with high-quality furnishings and facilities, so you can truly relax at the end of each day of discovery.

Cruising aboard the Columbus ship offers not only a life of leisure on-board, but also countless opportunities to explore some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. At each port, you will find a wide range of excursions specially selected to show you the best of every shore. Find exclusive cruise offers on Columbus voyages today!

Ship facts

 

Key Information
Cruise Line
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Gross Tonnage
63,786grt
Registry
Bahamas, British Commonwealth
Passenger Capacity
775 cabins (1400 passengers)
Re-built
1997, 2003, 2010, 2015 & April 2017
Cruising Speed
16.50 knots (Max 21.50kts)
Passenger Decks
13
Lifts
9
Electric Current
220v
Stabilised & Air Conditioned
Yes
Officers & Crew
International
Cruise Staff & Entertainers
British & International
Dimensions
Length
247m (811ft)
Beam
32m (105ft)

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